Long-pulse Nd:YAG lasers are now a routine procedure for the removal of many types of vascular lesions. Including hematologists, vascular malformations such as port-wine stains, telangiectasis, venous lakes and angiomas.
This process is perfectly safe as other healthy veins supply blood to the treated area. The body’s immune system clears away the dead tissue just as with a bruise.
Varicose veins appear most commonly in the legs. The reason for this is that the legs are at a greater distance from the heart than most body parts. Inaddition the force of gravity must be overcome to pump the blood back to the lungs during circulation. This can make the veins in the legs more susceptible to the blood backing up. Causing problems like varicose veins to develop.
There are a variety of treatments available that medical professionals can use to remove varicose veins. With the relatively recent increase in the way laser technology is administered for medical treatments, laser removal of varicose veins has become a popular and effective option.
During these laser vein removal treatments, the laser is passed over the skin at the targeted area. The heat from the laser then causes the walls of the veins to collapse. They then become scar tissue that is absorbed by the body. Thus, the varicose veins disappear. This has no impact on the effectiveness of the circulatory system since the treated veins were no longer functioning as they should anyway. Instead, the body replaces those veins with better ones.
The energy from the laser is absorbed by the blood in the vein, converted into heat, and the vein walls are subsequently destroyed. In comparison with other wavelengths, which mainly affect the surface layers of a lesion, Nd:YAG and Alexandrite light also targets the underlying vascular feeding system, which is important for ensuring the long-term efficacy the treatment. This process is perfectly safe as other healthy veins supply blood to the treated area and the body’s immune system clears away the dead tissue just as with a bruise.